Telemetry Technician (Game Birds): Hawaii

Agency
University of Wyoming
Location
Oahu, Hawaii
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Housing, $1,000 per month, and access to vehicles
Start Date
05/15/2018
Last Date to Apply
04/25/2018
Description
----TECHNICIAN NEEDED FROM MID MAY TO LATE DECEMBER. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE APPLY ASAP---- Forest ecosystems of the Hawaiian Islands have increasingly faced threats of species extinction and biological invasion, resulting in novel communities composed of native and non-native species. Although many native Hawaiian plants rely on birds for seed dispersal, nearly all native frugivorous birds are extinct. In the last century, the Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) and Erckel’s Francolin (Pternistis erckelii) were introduced to the Hawaiian Islands for recreational hunting. We are investigating the ecological impacts of these two species on seed dispersal networks. This research is a part of the Hawaii VINE Project, a collaborative research effort seeking to determine how well different species of non-native vertebrates disperse native plant species. Technician will primarily be responsible for tracking game birds using GPS/UHF telemetry. Additionally, technician will assist with bird captures and other fieldwork, including aviary experiments, bird abundance surveys, plant phenology surveys, fecal sample collection, game camera deployment, and data entry. Fieldwork will involve long days of strenuous hiking and heavy lifting in temperamental weather conditions. Start date is mid May, 2018, with some flexibility. The technician MUST commit to work until December 20th, with the potential to extend. We will provide housing, a living stipend of $1,000 per month, and access to vehicles.
Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, zoology, ecology or a related field and at least two years of field experience pertaining to wildlife biology are required. Applicants MUST have experience with telemetry, and be responsible, organized, and comfortable working independently. Contact: Please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a single PDF document to Samuel Case (Sam.Case.Hawaii@gmail.com) as soon as possible. Applications will be considered as received. A phone number and email address must be included for each reference.
Contact Person
Samuel Case
Contact eMail
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